Sharks confirm Potgieter capture

    2015-05-06 16:43

    Durban - The Cell C Sharks have announced the signing of Waratahs loose-forward Jacques Potgieter on a two-year contract on Wednesday.

    Potgieter is no stranger to the Sharks, having played his junior rugby in Durban.

    Over the last few years he has made steady progress up the ranks with his sheer physical presence and explosiveness, which resulted in a Springbok call-up in 2012.

    In 2014, he was instrumental in the Waratahs victorious Super Rugby campaign.

    "Jacques is a great acquisition for the Sharks," said Sharks CEO John Smit in a statement when confirming Potgieter's signing.

    "He has been hugely impressive for the Waratahs and will add significant value and depth to our loose trio.

    "We look forward to welcoming him back to Durban."

    Potgieter expressed his excitement at the move adding: "I am really looking forward to joining the Sharks.

    "This is the place where I played all my junior rugby and where everything started for me.

    "I have great memories of my time in Durban and I am keen to contribute to the team’s ambitions in 2016."

    Jacques will officially join the Sharks in early 2016 for the Super Rugby tournament.

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